שתיים

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Hebrew[edit]

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שתיים \ שְׁתַּיִם (sh'táyimf (prenominal form שְׁתֵּי) (used for counting)

  1. two (2): the number between one (אַחַת) and three (שָׁלוֹשׁ).

Usage notes[edit]

  • Unlike other cardinal numbers, bare שתיים is not used before a noun; rather, שְׁתֵּי (shtéi, two) is used in that case.
  • שְׁתַּיִם is a rare example of a Hebrew word with an initial consonant cluster (i.e. with a sh'va nakh on the first letter). Because of this, the שׁ is not doubled when the definite article הַ־ (ha-, the) is added: הַשְׁתַּיִם.

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